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Mar 13, 2011 11:00am EDT
us safer. >>> whenever there's a loud noise, i've always been one of those people that run towards the noise, not away. that's one of the reasons i became a volunteer firefighter. >> reporter: scott koen vividly remembers the events of 9/11, the planes that crashed in washington, dc, pennsylvania and new york city. scott wanted to do something special to honor those caught up in the terrorist attacks. >> and so i developed a project called freedom plaza, which was to use the materials from the world trade center and make a large north american bald eagle out of it on the size and scale of the statue of liberty. >> reporter: scott designed the memorial to stand where the world trade center towers had fallen. but the city of new york was already developing other plans for the site, and scott's memorial was not destined to be part of them. then, late one night, he came up with another, even more ambitious idea. >> if we were going to use steel and aluminum in an eagle. we could use the steel in a ship. >> reporter: scott was familiar with navy ships. for years he had worked at the air
Mar 6, 2011 11:00am EST
things you throw out are really hurting our planet. >>> i'll introduce you to a teen who's using her own disease to help others. >>> it's been a pastime in schoolyards and city streets for years. now, in some schools, it's been recognized as an official sport. i'll have the story! >>> it was the most tragic war in american history. i'll take you to where it all started. >> and much more, next on "teen kids news." >>> welcome to "teen kids news," i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. here's our top story for this week. >> when you think about recycling you may think about plastic bottles, paper and aluminum cans. but there's a different type of waste that should be recycled. it's called e-waste and as tyler shows us, it's a growing issue. >> what should you do with your old computer once you upgrade to a new one? or what about that mp3 player that no longer works? just throwing these electronics out can be dangerous to you and the environment. the government estimates that over 2 million tons of e-waste ends up in landfills every year. some of it contains hazardous materials, like lead, which
Mar 21, 2011 6:01pm EDT
"turned on," computer, games, and tv, and make sleep a priority. >> stay with us, there's lots more still to come, on "teen kids news." >> we'll be right back. no >>> and now our fox in the update classroom? japan continues to reel from a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. millions are without shelter, food and electricity, as the death toll is expected to rise. rescue workers arepe dlytees trying to find survivors and dig out victims. and as a second hydrogen explosion rocks the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant, devastating the structure of one reactor and exposing the fuel rods of another, the fear of further explosions continues to grow. japan's first earthquake in history has slammed the world's third largest economy. sending the stock exchange plunging $300 billion in value. president obama reaffirmed america's support for japan. >> the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. >> reporter: tensions throughout the middle east are high as gadhafi-backed forces launch air strikes on two key libyan towns, forcing rebels to ret
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to be vegan. >> it just uses less water to be vegan. it uses less land -- all of which is sort of being depleted by our current system of agriculture. >> reporter: vegans don't eat any animal products. they also don't use anything made from animals like leather shoes or bags. >> being a vegan is like actively taking a more gentle footstep on the earth. >> reporter: shannon algiere is a grower at stone barns center for food and agriculture. the farm doesn't use pesticides or other chemicals and everything used for growing, including water, is recycled. emili became vegan after volunteering here. this is where she often buys vegetables for her meals. >> hey, how are you? >> i'm good. how are you. ? i'd like some scapes. >> reporter: by the way -- scapes are the stalks of garlic plants. while kinder to the earth, being vegan and even vegetarian is risky, especially when you're a teen. anne fletcher is a dietician and the author of weight loss confidential." she says anyone considering changing their diet, should make an important step first. >> the best thing for them to do is to go see a
Mar 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
a priority. >> stay with us, there's lots more still to come, on "teen kids news." >> we'll be right back. revlon growluscious mascara. helps lashes grow stronger. with a unique formula that complements my lashes' natural growth cycle. 96% saw instantly longer lashes. this is the start of something big. revlon growluscious mascara. >>> this report on "driving skills for life" is made possible by ford. >> i think it was amazing! >> i really enjoyed it. >> really useful. >> they're talking about a national program run by ford, ay association. in giant parking lots like this one outside chicago's cellular field, there's room to learn from your mistakes. as you learn to recognize and avoid a hazard in a hurry. >> so you have to make your decision because two lights turn red, and one's still green, so you have to change real fast. >> what we're trying to do is simulate a situation that could happen on the highway or on a side street, where you're going down the road, a pickup truck or something on the back of it has fallen off, a mattress or something large. and if you're using your vision cor
Mar 5, 2011 11:30am EST
to the beat is a thing i do ♪ now, as musicians, we use math, but we're not the only ones. people use math in their work all the time, specifically algebra. - and today we're going to talk about how we use it in the music biz. - ♪ you can make a chemical by solving an equation ♪ - and also how chloe dao uses it in fashion. - add a little bit more here. - and julia detar uses it in making video games. we're gonna challenge you to take on some problems that we encounter all the time. - but you won't be alone. after you've had a crack at it, you'll watch jiayun, calen, carter, and yasmin get the math. [hip-hop music] - my name is chloe dao. i am a fashion designer with a studio in houston, texas. i was the season 2 winner of project runway. i always had style. i was voted "best dressed" in junior high. in high school, i made my own prom dress, my first garment ever i made from scratch. i was really proud of it. there are eight girls in my family. i'm number six. we're vietnamese, but we were born in laos. in 1976, there was a lot of conflict in laos, so we tried to flee it, but we were ca
Mar 6, 2011 11:30am EST
's what we've got. >> a teen tells us about the gift that changed her life, literally. >> it's a dangerous world out there. are you "street smart?" >> find out why some people are wild about rugby. >> so what is the difference between a college and a university? the answer may surprise you. >> tired of the same old boring breakfast? then i'll show you how to make something delicious and different. >> and much more, next on "teen kids news." ♪ >>> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. here's our top story for this week. >> nearly 100,000 people across the country are on an important waiting list. they need an organ transplant. in some cases their lives depend on it. felipe has the story of katy holland, a pennsylvania teen who made it to the top of that list. >> reporter: just a few years ago, the crowded streets of new york city would have been too much for katy to handle. >> she would walk like one block and then be like okay, we'll sit and relax now. this would have never happened. ever. >> reporter: that's because katy was weighed down by a bad heart. >> i was
Mar 19, 2011 1:30pm EDT
is that the individuals really work as a team. >> gordon explained some of the specialized terms the people here use. for example, the "bid" is the price someone is willing to pay for a stock. the "ask" is what someone wants to sell it at, also called the offer. >> in this case right now ibm has a bid of $126.35 and is offered at $126.37. so someone is willing to pay at $126.35 and someone is willing to sell at $126.37. >> so when the bid was only 126.35, the offer, was only 126.37, that's only a 2 cent difference, is it really that significant? >> yes it is, because sometimes those who are bidding and offering are bidding and offering on large amounts of shares, so this one share i'm buying, oh, it's 2 cents. but if it's 10, 20 or 30,000 shares then that 2 or 3 cents adds up a lot. >> sometimes to millions of dollars. >> here's two more definitions. if you believe the market is going up, you're a bull. but if you think the market is going down, you're a bear. >> investing in stock gives you the chance to partner with some of the greatest business people in the world. >> i don't know bill gates, i h
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
into the past, the efforts continue to make sure that the rest of us also remember what happened that day in 2001. kristen reports on one of those efforts, at ground zero. >> i wanted to create a place that i would like to go to myself, to reflect -- and also to mourn. >> architect michael arad is talking about his concept for a 9/11 memorial plaza. the plaza is being built on the site where the world trade center once stood. it will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks, almost ten years ago. >> when you stand at the edge of this pool at plaza level, you'll actually be standing in front of a bronze panel, where all the names of the victims will be inscribed. i think it is going to be a very moving moment for visitors when they come here. >> committee members for the memorial selected michael's design out of five thousand submissions. thirty foot waterfalls will cascade into reflecting pools, built exactly where the twin towers once stood -- >> and lots of trees will surround the falls, creating serenity in an otherwise bustling city. >> it will provide a gath
Mar 26, 2011 1:30pm EDT
because i can't stop worrying about things that i don't need to worry about. >> the mentors use this video as a tool. it helps them understand what their younger peers may be going through, and how to provide guidance. >> we brought peer leadership to the eighth grade because we are seeing a lot of incidents of real serious mental health issues and social issues, starting much younger. i think the kids respond to it really well, because it's coming from a peer. someone who's older than them, but not that much older than them. and the seniors are guided by myself, as a school counselor, and by two other faculty members, and we teach them how to write lesson plans, what to look for in mental health and substance abuse. >> i chose to be a peer leader, because when i took the program back in eighth grade, i really felt connected to what it had to offer and what it taught. >> if a teen is depressed, i asked ms. cobylinski "who should the teen talk to first?" >> i'd love for kids to talk to their parents, to have an open dialogue with their parents. but in some cases, the parents are a source of
Mar 13, 2011 11:30am EDT
of lessons here that she'll use in the future. >> i'm always a bit nervous around new people it didn't make it any easier that i knew these people had life threatening conditions. so it was just really nice to be able to meet these people and understand that their disease was not who they were, merely a situation that they were in. >> if you're interested in working at a hospital, the folks at md anderson suggest you start with the websites of healthcare facilities near you. look for a "volunteer services" department and ask if they make room for teens. >> teens bring enthusiasm and their own personal experience. they share it with our patients, and our staff, and the patients and caregivers absolutely love it! >> one thing to keep in mind, even though you don't get paid for volunteering, you're expected to honor the commitment. so make sure you're ready to take on the responsibility before you start. >> stay with us there's lots more still to come, on "teen kids news." >> we'll be right back. >> teens dream jobs, coming up! two incredible lash looks, one genius brush. twist to one, for len
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